Boomkat Product Review:
The strings, oh the strings! If you're a fan of west-coast guitar pop given a liberal dousing of super-soaraway strings, then opening track 'The Eiger' on Oneida's 'The Wedding' will have you gagging for joy. With almost metronome relentlessness, the stings section builds and builds and builds as Oneida provide a sterling back up of straight laced vocals and gently insistent acoustic thrumming. Moving away from the orchestra for a moment (although they're back with force later on), 'Lavender' is all skinny-tie guitars and staccato rhythms that star-jumps into a eulogistic peak of Wayne Coyne-esque vocals. Meanwhile 'Spirits' pins its Jim Morrison fan-club badge on the lapel for all to see, 'Run Through My Hair' sticks a chiming electric enema up some Ye Olde folk, whilst 'Heavenly Choir' goes for the capes and dry-ice prog look. Back to the strings, 'High Life' is a bleeping indie tune that drafts them in late to great effect, 'Did I Die' is a Marc Bolan/Kiss rinse down whilst 'August Morning Haze' is a fag lighter, end of set epic. Those strings!